Police, Fire, & Ambulance Dispatchers
Also called: Communications Officer, Communications Operator, Dispatcher, Public Safety Dispatcher
In the Air Force: Fire Protection; Fire Protection Helper; Security Forces; Security Forces Apprentice, Military Working Dog Handler; Security Forces Helper, Combat Arms; Security Forces Journeyman, Combat Arms; Tactical Air Control Party (TACP); Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Helper; Vehicle Operations; Vehicle Operations Helper
In the Army: Firefighter
In the Coast Guard: Fire Protection; Tactical Air Control Party (TACP); Vehicle Operations
In the Marine Corps: Field Artillery Cannoneer; Field Radio Operator; Fire Protection Craftsman; Fire Protection Journeyman; Firefighter; Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Craftsman; Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Helper; Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Superintendent; Vehicle Operations Craftsman; Vehicle Operations Journeyman
- Question callers to determine their locations, and the nature of their problems to determine type of response needed.
- Receive incoming telephone or alarm system calls regarding emergency and non-emergency police and fire service, emergency ambulance service, information, and after-hours calls for departments within a city.
- Determine response requirements and relative priorities of situations, and dispatch units in accordance with established procedures.
Safety and Government
Arts and Humanities
Ideas and Logic
People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
They do well at jobs that need:
You might use software like this on the job:
Data base user interface and query software
Helpdesk or call center software
Office suite software